Save This List For Your Next Road Trip To Johor!
Greetings, fellow Foodies! We hoped our previous lists and videos have been a great help to those of you who are looking for exciting things to do while in Johor. It’s sometimes a hassle when it comes to planning things to do but fret not, we’re here to save the day; we mean, your trip. This list comprises of 5 best eats and 6 best places to visit so you can now have a complete, balanced guide to all things Johor. Ready? Here we go.
11 Things You Shouldn’t Miss Out During Your Johor Vacay!
1.Savour Fragrant Banana Cakes @ Hiap Joo Bakery
This bakery has been around for a century and that’s exactly 100 years old in 2019. Can you even believe it? They have been baking fragrant banana cakes for 100 years. This means if you make a stop here, you’ll get yourselves slices of iconic banana cakes that are baked over a charcoal-fired stove. The result? Soft on the inside, fragrant banana cakes. Definitely feels like home upon the very first bite.
Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Operating Hours: 7.30 AM – 5.30 PM (Mondays – Saturdays) | 8.30 AM – 12 PM (Sundays)
This is a Muslim-friendly eatery.
2. Have A Hearty Brunch @ People & Places Cafe
Everyone loves a good, hearty brunch to fuel themselves for a productive day ahead. If you love tasty, Insta-worthy Australian brunch delights and impeccably friendly staff, then you’ve got to head over to People & Places Cafe. We’ve been there and it’s definitely Foodie approved. Order their signature Quesadilla Breakkie and you’ll feel an explosion of flavours on your tastebuds.
Address: 6, Jalan Kencana Emas 2/3, Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau 3, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (Mondays to Thursdays) | 10 AM – 9 PM (Fridays to Sundays)
3. Enjoy Silky Smooth Porridge @ Bubur Nasi Istimewa No. 1
This humble little store by the roadside may be missed out by some but if you’re attentive, you’ll be able to spot countless orange bowls on display. In them is porridge that is silky smooth and disintegrates completely upon the first spoon. You’ve got to pair this simple, smooth porridge with their sides; salted egg, peanuts, anchovies and some greens for a full-on, out of the world, porridge experience.
Address: 91, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor
Operating Hours: 6 PM – 2 AM (Closed on Mondays)
This is a Halal eatery.
4. Try Out Decade-Old Patries @ Salahuddin Bakery
Salahuddin Bakery is one spot that has a wide array of traditional Indian pastries. Having been around for 80 plus years, its pastries are baked with tradition: an unaltered, passed down, generational recipe as well as a 66-year-old oven that stands the test of time. You’ll be able to try all their decade-old pastries at less than RM 5. Known as Raja Roti JB, you’ll be missing out if you don’t visit this place.
Address: 26, Jalan Dhoby, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Operating Hours: 9.30 AM – 6 PM (Sundays – Thursdays) | 9.30 AM – 5 PM (Fridays)
Check out JB’s cafe scene!
5. Savour Curry Laksa @ W.W Laksa House
We all know Curry Mee and Laksa but did you know that in Johor, they have Curry Laksa? And this place, known as Water Works does Curry Laksa the awesome way by allowing patrons to add their preferred ingredients in them. You’ll get a bowl with tau pok, fried fishcake slices and fried bean curd slices. The best part is that the curry is aromatic and has a perfect blend of coconut milk in it. Try this Curry Laksa and you’ll never go back.
Address: 36-A, Jalan Kolam Air,Taman Water Works, 80100 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Operating Hours: 8.30 AM – 5 PM (Opens Daily)
This is a non-Halal eatery.
Check out JB’s best dessert spots here!
6. Stroll Around Danga Bay
Are you guys ready for fun things that you can do in Johor? You guys should totally take a stroll around Danga Bay. Danga Bay is the largest recreational park in the city, with a 450-acre wide space housing a beach, a mall and a THEME PARK! This means visiting Danga Bay is gonna be totally worth it as you can firstly stroll along the beach, shop in the mall and then go crazy for adventure in the theme park. Doesn’t this already sound like a good plan? You can spend an entire day here, no problem.
Address: Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Operating Hours: 7.30 PM – 2 AM (Mondays to Saturdays) | 7.30 PM – 12.30 AM (Sundays)
7. Carry Out Water Sports & Sunbathe @ Desaru Beach
This beach is a hot spot among locals as well as tourists. There are plenty of fun and exciting water sports that many adventurous enthusiasts swear by them. White, sandy beaches coupled with soothing sea breeze makes Desaru Beach a must visit spot while in Johor. If you’re looking to add peaceful serenity into your itinerary, then heed our advice and head over to Desaru Beach.
Address: Desaru Beach, Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi 81930, Johor, Malaysia
8. Shop Till You Drop @ Johor Premium Outlets
Besides water sports, Johor is also a place where you can shop till you drop. With brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Victoria’s Secret and Jimmy Choo, this spot is heaven to those who seek classy, top-notch shopping experience. In addition, don’t say you aren’t warned; are you ready to splurge your cash at this South East Asia’s first luxury premium outlet? Go all for it guys.
Address: Jalan Premium Outlets, Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Opens Daily)
9. Bargain Goods @ Pasar Karat
Now that you’ve done shopping branded items at Johor Premium Outlet, it’s time to put aside those Gucci, Prada, and MK goods. Head over to Pasar Karat for a ‘pasar malam’ experience where you can shop for cheap clothes, cheap food and EVERYTHING cheap! Also, this place is the perfect spot if you’re looking to up your bargaining skills. Did you know there’s also a barber shop here? How cool is that?
Address: 20, Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Operating Hours: 6 PM – 12 AM (Mondays – Fridays) | 7.30 PM – 12 AM (Saturdays & Sundays)
10. Check Out Jewelled Crown @ Istana Bukit Serene
Next, the attraction that you must check out while in Johor is the Johor castle that has actual jewels embedded into a replica of Johor ruler’s crown. Time to get starstruck! This bejewelled crown located at the main entrance is atop two crisscrossed arches. Remember to take some pictures while you’re there, it’s not a common scenario to see real jewels AND A CROWN! Oh, and here’s a tip: the palace is not open to the public though you can walk around the entrance and snap pics with the crown.
Address: Jalan Straits View, Bukit Serene, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Operating Hours: 24 Hours
11. Visit Legoland!
Finally, the one thing which we’d highly recommend you to do during your Johor vacay is none other than visiting Malaysia’s first international theme park; Legoland. Johor is renowned for this theme park as the entire building is themed Lego! There are up to 40 exciting rides that adventure and fun enthusiasts should not miss out on. Did we mention that there’s also a water park? This means time to get splashy!
Check out Legoland’s webpage here.
Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor
Operating Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM (Sundays to Fridays) | 10 AM – 7 PM (Saturdays)
That’s it for our list of 11 Best Things To Do During Your Johor Vacay. We hope this list is of great help and you would share this list to your friends who are travelling to Johor! Or just save it for yourself and plan a trip according to this. See you guys next time.